Liz Stephen holds U.S. ski team together

Updated: January 29, 2013, 4:19 PM ET
By Michelle Smith

For an athlete competing in an individual sport, one who can dive deeper into the "pain cave" than anyone else her coach has seen, Liz Stephen is all about the group effort.

"If there weren't five other girls here, I think she'd be doing something else," said U.S. Nordic ski team coach Matt Whitcomb.

Stephen concedes that's probably true. She spends more time with her teammates than with anyone else. They travel together, train ...

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